Market Street (Kenyon to Olympian) Construction Work to Begin

Starting Monday, April 15, 2013, weather permitting, Cross Construction Company will begin construction activities on the Market Street (Kenyon to Olympian) Improvement Project.

For the initial construction phase, Cross Construction will concentrate their work on the east side of Market Street, between Kenyon Road and Wallace Avenue.  Access will be maintained at all times to all residences and businesses within the limits of the work zone.

On March 5, 2013, City Council awarded the Market Street Improvement Project to Cross Construction, with a total bid amount of $3,043,491.  The project will rehabilitate 1.65 miles of pavement by milling off the existing asphalt surface, patching failed joints in the underlying pavement, complete minor curb and storm sewer repairs, and then place a new asphalt surface.  The project will also increase the shoulder width, between Wallace Avenue and Olympian Drive.  Many new sections of five-foot-wide sidewalk will be installed between Kenyon Dr. and Mercury Dr.  There will be a new traffic signal at the Market-Olympian intersection and a new LED street light system will be installed between Kenyon Dr. and Mercury Dr., including lights under the Interstate 74 bridge structure.

Once infrastructure improvements are complete, Market Street will be striped for three traffic lanes and six-foot wide on-street bike lanes on both sides of Market Street up to Mercury Drive.  The three lane pavement section with wide shoulders will extend up to the Olympian Drive intersection.

The contract final completion date is Friday, October 4, 2013.

The City of Champaign apologizes for any inconveniences caused by the construction work and thanks the public for their patience and cooperation during the project.

CONTACT:  Dave Clark   |   dave.clark@ci.champaign.il.us   |   217.403.4700